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Sun Mar 15

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katiewa posted to the Tax Strategies board. 7:19 PM

Licensing deductible?

Over the summer of 2014, I filed the paperwork and fees to re-instate my teaching license so that I could volunteer teach a class at our local public high school during the school year 2014-2015. I will teach the same class for school year 2015-2016, [more]

Sat Feb 21

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katiewa replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:15 PM

Re: SS & Pension as part of "cash cushion&q

One major reason for that is the very poor understanding of basic financial concepts among the American people. And a large reason for that is the very poor job our education system does in teaching in this area.

Difficult to teach [more]

Sat Feb 14

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:55 PM

Re: pre-emergent

A call to your county extension agent should be useful for finding the best pre-emergent for your area and weed-type.

Kathleen

Sun Feb 1

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katiewa posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:44 PM

Follow-up on Christmas tree holder

Finally took the tree down today--1 February--didn't put it up until 22 December. Wanted to be able to enjoy the lights for a while.

Regarding general tree conditions prior to cutting. Had LOTS of rain (for us) in late August/early [more]

Sun Jan 25

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:58 PM

Re: outdoor carpeting on deck

Double-honeycombed blackout shades or similar might address the light problem, as well as reduce heat from the reflected light. I used them in the TV room of our previous house--worked quite well for both the glare and the heat (south-facing [more]

Tue Jan 6

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:44 AM

Re: Ductless heating

Since you will already have a boiler for the in-floor in tiled areas, have you considered panel radiators for the wood floor areas? There are a number of different styles (we have Buderus), they are pretty unobtrusive, and they do a great job of [more]

Tue Dec 30

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:21 AM

Re: Christmas tree holder

When I take the tree down I'll try to remember to toss a rope around the top and see what it takes to destabilize it. Not sure I'll completely pull it over, but kind of depends how much of a mess I feel like cleaning up.

Kathleen

Sun Dec 28

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:20 PM

Re: Christmas tree holder

Yes, the tall ones take a lot of water, but ours haven't seemed to mind the sand as long as we keep it wet. Our one this year won't have to go very long, but we've had them up as long as 6 or 7 weeks before I finally got all the decorations down and [more]

Sat Dec 27

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katiewa posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:55 PM

Christmas tree holder

Kind of late for this year, and maybe some of you already do this, but my brother thought this was a good technique, so thought I'd share it.

On years when we are at our house for Christmas we cut our own tree. All the fancy stands that you [more]

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